KLR250 thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Bad Company, May 10, 2008.

  1. RebelYell

    RebelYell Been here awhile

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    Any pics comrade?
  2. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer

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    Just wonderin'; why not post on the thread identified by Hannda (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=340288)?
  3. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer

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    As Steve Martin might say, "Well EXCUUUUUUUUUUSE ME!"

    :rofl

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    I reckon EVERY post might be the first of a new thread, avoiding any "sea of other comments."

    And, unless you started it, EVERY thread is "SOMEONE ELSE's."

    This thread, certainly, is YOURS!
  4. gasolinetom

    gasolinetom Mechanic

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    hahaha, :rofl
  5. 8gv

    8gv Long timer

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    It's actually "EXCUUUUUUUUUUSE ME!":lol3
  6. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer

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    Thanks, 8gv; appreciate your correction and clarification!

    Will edit accordingly.

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  7. davidb21

    davidb21 Adventurer

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    i know there are universal stands but im not sure how well they would fit

    how much of a difference did removing the baffle make?
  8. gasolinetom

    gasolinetom Mechanic

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    mostly noise i think. made it louder. :ricky
  9. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    How similar is the KL250 motor to a KLR? I came across a very nice low mile 1980. It would make a sweet city bike.
  10. newcastleadam

    newcastleadam Artful Tagger

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    Not very. Off the bat the KL250 uses a 6v system with points, and other miracles of 1970 technology :D
  11. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    That sucks! Thanks. I think I'll pass.
  12. newcastleadam

    newcastleadam Artful Tagger

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    Finally progressing with my 86 KLR250 project bike. Looks like it went through several owners/pseudo-mechanics/ham-fisted yokels prior to this ham-fisted yokel. Got stumped nailing down the no-spark issue, friend came by and helped take the wiring harness apart for the second time and discovered two issues. One was that the CDI ground wire had burned off the stock harness solder point, and the second was that my eBay CDI was dead. Stock CDI worked though :D Next up, replacing the water pump gasket. Apparently you do need to have clean mating surfaces :D
  13. gasolinetom

    gasolinetom Mechanic

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    "miracle technologies of the seventies"
  14. newcastleadam

    newcastleadam Artful Tagger

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    You're welcome :thumb
  15. skypilot

    skypilot NOTHING beats a fresh set of knobs

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    Just bought a 97KLR250 so my son could use it for his first few months of riding, something light and easy to train on. Any idea where I can get a replacement fairing? Everything else is mint except that
  16. gasolinetom

    gasolinetom Mechanic

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    ebay, all day.
  17. newcastleadam

    newcastleadam Artful Tagger

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    This.
  18. gasolinetom

    gasolinetom Mechanic

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  19. skypilot

    skypilot NOTHING beats a fresh set of knobs

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  20. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer

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    Not trying to be dismissive, skypilot, but . . . doesn't your Kawasaki dealer sell these parts? I know OEM side covers are available, and . . . KLR250's were marketed as late as the 2005 model year.

    I know of no aftermarket plastics for KLR's of any displacement. Odd, I thought, since so many were manufactured, remaining virtually unchanged over a considerable number of years, but . . . apparently, the industry has decided insufficient market exists for alternatively-sourced replacement KLR plastics.